DUKE CHILDREN’S GALA
The next Duke Children's Gala will be held May 21, 2022, at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham, NC.
The 2019 Duke Children's Gala on Saturday, September 21, was a huge success! Support from the live appeal, live auction, Sip & Sparkle drawing, and additional donations made as guests were leaving brought the total raised that evening to $226,600! We look forward to sharing our final Gala grand total in a few weeks.
This was a wonderful evening full of celebration, and incredible support for Duke Children's! We want to extend a special thank you to the Krzyzewski family, who received this year’s Duke Children’s Hero Award, for their presence and ongoing partnership, and to our patients, Creed Kolasa and Domenique Bryan, and their families for generously sharing their time and their stories. We also want to thank our Gala sponsors, auction item donors, volunteer committee members, event volunteers, and everyone who contributed to help make this an incredible night for Duke Children's. Together, we have helped ensure that all children celebrate as many milestones as possible. Please enjoy the photos below, and if you want to see additional photos from the evening please visit
2019 Duke Children's Hero Award Recipients: The Krzyzewski Family
The Krzyzewski family will be the recipients of this year’s Duke Children’s Hero Award in recognition of their years of support for Duke Children’s. Coach K and his wife Mickie are longtime supporters of Duke Children’s, and they imparted the value of philanthropy to their three daughters, Debbie, Lindy, and Jamie, bringing them to Duke Children’s fundraising events and teaching them the importance of giving back.
Now grown and with families of their own, the Krzyzewski daughters remain involved with Duke Children’s and are passing this important family tradition along to their own children. Members of all three generations of the Krzyzewski family will be present at the Duke Children’s Gala to celebrate the milestone of this wonderful, multi-generational friendship.
Sponsor the 2019 Duke Children's Gala
We are actively seeking corporate sponsors to support this year's Duke Children's Gala! Learn more here.
The 2018 Gala
Taking place at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club on April 21, the 2018 Duke Children’s Gala was an enormous success. Together, we raised $236,795 for patient care, medical research, and physician education at Duke Children's.
See photos from the 2019 Gala!Relive the memories from the 2019 Duke Children's Gala!
We will post sponsorship information for our next Gala closer to the event; please click below to see sponsorship opportunities from the 2019 Gala.2019 Gala Sponsorship Opportunities
We will post live auction item information for our next Gala closer to the event; please click below to see live auction items from the 2019 Gala.2019 Duke Children's Gala Auction Packages
2018 Duke Children's Gala Video
Thank you to the sponsors of the 2019 Duke Children's Gala
The Krzyzewski Family
Children’s Champion Table Sponsors
Dennis Clements, MD, PhD, and Martha Ann Keels, DDS, PhD
Duke Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery
Duke University Hospital
Duke Women's and Children's Services
Marc and Peg Hafer
Ann M. Reed, MD, and John Paat, MD
He Yixiao/Udol Basketball
Sip & Sparkle Sponsor